Our specialist practitioners are among the highest-rated on the North Eastern Circuit, while they have represented in major and high-profile cases at all levels, including Tribunals, County Courts, Crown Courts, and all divisions of the High Court. Many of our members are highly recommended by client guides such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners – just a brief glance at each of our barristers gives some insight into the authority, experience and depth of expertise they can deliver in their field. Select a practice area below to find out more.
"Among the leading sets on circuit for crime". Our team has "expertise in homicide, fraud and serious sexual offence cases, among other areas".
Our skilled barristers are noted for their skill and authority in providing the efficient and value-added service, having gained an impressive amount of case, court and mediation experience. At the same time, they are only too aware of the complexities and sensitive issues surrounding certain aspects of Private Client law, so they are well versed in applying discretion and know-how in order to offer first-rate advocacy. Select a practice area below to find out more.
Our Civil team is noted to maintain “a solid personal injury and clinical negligence practice”
For Commercial, Banking and Insolvency, “A number of New Park Court Chambers’ practitioners have commercial, insolvency and Chancery expertise in cases involving contractual disputes, sale of goods, corporate and personal insolvency, and contested probate”. We are also “recommended for ADR”.
Family expertise in public law children cases, international relocation work, financial remedy disputes and the Hague Convention”. “A number of practitioners also specialise in cases involving trusts of land and applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act.”
Our members can deservedly lay claim to having conducted major case work dealing in hearings and inquiries involving Health & Safety legislation, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, as well as Workplace Injuries, Unfair & Wrongful Dismissals, Redundancy and Contract Law. Whatever your business needs or objectives, New Park Court Chambers are ready to listen to you and utilise our capabilities to help you achieve the best possible legal outcome. Select a practice area below to find out more.
Our Health and Safety practitioners have prosecution and defence experience, and are “recommended for inquests linked to HSE investigations”.
“Recommended for environmental law”.
In Employment, we are “respected for its broad employment expertise in areas such as redundancy and discrimination. Practitioners also mediate, where appropriate”.
Ruth Cranidge specialises in criminal and regulatory law and was called to the bar in 2001. Possessing a professional and self-assured court presence, Ruth is instructed in all aspects of criminal law with a particular emphasis on defence work. She is comfortable in front of any tribunal and has experience of representing defendants charged with a wide range of offences including violence, sexual offending and serious dishonesty offences. Ruth has achieved a place on the CPS Advocacy Panel at level three and is also on the specialist Rape Panel. Ruth has particular experience representing professionals such as police officers and nurses, whether in the criminal courts or through specific regulatory misconduct proceedings. Ruth regularly appears in police misconduct tribunals and has represented officers from various forces including West Yorkshire, Humberside, Northumbria, Cleveland, Cumbria, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
Ruth has recently achieved a place on the list ‘C’ of the Attorney General’s list of advocates
Historically, Ruth has been instructed in high profile inquests and played an active role in such inquests as the Selby Rail Disaster and the Clay Pit Lane inquest. In other regulatory work, Ruth is often nominated by the Attorney General to prosecute on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive and is also instructed by other government departments such as DWP, Trading Standards and DEFRA. Ruth is an active member of Chambers’ GMC team and regularly presents to the General Medical Council.
Crime: all aspects of criminal work with emphasis on Defence work. Appears mainly in the Crown Court, but continues to represent police officers charged with summary only matters and driving offences. Has experience in all criminal matters, including drugs offences, violent crimes, sexual offences, confiscation proceedings and abuse of process arguments. Has particular experience representing police officers and nurses charged with criminal offences.
Regulatory Proceedings: prosecuting and defending in cases brought by various government departments and executive agencies. Has broad experience of appearing on behalf of the Health & Safety Executive both in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court. Recently prosecuted company in near-fatal case where the company were fined £90,000. Has experience of prosecuting on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions, Trading Standards and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Disciplinary Proceedings: representing police officers at full powers hearings and Police Appeals Tribunal hearings. Has wide-ranging experience in this area having represented officers from various Forces including Northumbria, Cumbria, Cleveland, Humberside, West Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Recently appeared on behalf of Detective Inspector in relation to the IPPC conducted Tania Moore inquiry in Derbyshire. Also has experience of representing Ministry of Defence police officers.
Inquests: acted on behalf of interested party at inquest into the Selby Rail Disaster, a week long jury inquest and represented Leeds City Council at the Clay Pit Lane inquest.
Civil: general common law practice with emphasis on personal injury, including accident at work claims, Highways Act claims, Occupiers’ Liability claims and tripping and slipping claims. Has experience in small, fast and multi-track cases, both conducting trials and making general civil applications such as strike out and summary judgment. Has wide experience of drafting statements of case and advising on quantum and evidence. Has CICA experience, including drafting advices and Schedules and appearing at hearings. Recently led in CICA case where the maximum settlement figure of £500,000 was negotiated.
Membership of Specialist Associations: Criminal Bar Association, Personal Injury Bar Association, appointed to the Attorney General’s C List